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The government must look at forcing manufacturers to put “repairability” scores on electric devices, opposition parties have said.

From next year, a scheme in France will label phones, fridges, lawnmowers and other items in this way to encourage more environment-friendly purchases.

The Liberal Democrats and Green Party want this to be tested in the UK, which has a higher level of electrical waste.

Ministers promised to “make it as easy as possible” to buy re-usable goods.